Nutrition is an important parts of IBD treatment. A well-balanced diet includes an adequate intake of water ,protein, carbohydrates, and fat, as well as vitamins and minerals. This is be achieved by eating a variety of foods.
Well balanced meals
Carbohydrates: Grains (wheat, rice, quinoa), fruits, legumes, dairy, and starchy vegetables.
Fats: Olive oil, butter, avocado oil , sesame oil and other oils.
Proteins: Meat, poultry, fish legumes (beans, soy ), eggs , nuts, and dairy .
It is very important to figure out what works best for you to minimize your symptoms and maintain good nutrition. I can suggest some basic guidelines to help you decide how and what to eat, especially when your disease is active.
People with IBD try and follow a nutrient-rich diet. If you are experiencing symptoms, it may help to:
• Have more frequent meals
• Eat smaller meals
• Eat in a relaxed atmosphere
• Avoid trigger foods
• Reduce the amount of fried foods
Some people are not able to tolerate foods that other patients might have no problem eating. For example, you might be sensitive to fatty food while someone else can’t eat spinach. Figure out what works best for you and try to avoid those foods that don’t gel with you.
FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo Di-Monosaccha- rides and Polyols)
FODMAP is an short form for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols. It is used to describe a group of poorly-absorbed sugars that may worsen IBD symptoms. Foods that are high in FODMAPs include:
Fructose: is a component of fruits, honey, high fructose corn syrup
Oligosaccharides: certain vegetables, cereals, and legumes
Lactose: found in dairy products
Polyols: sugar alcohols (sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol) that are found in candies sugarless gums, ice creams, and certain fruits.
A low-FODMAP diet may help to reduce IBD symptoms in some people. It is particularly effective in people that suffer from bloating.
water and beverages
Everyone should drink plenty of fluids for good health. Our bodies, which are about 60% water, require a regular intake of water to stay hydrated. Your urine will look clear or light yellow if you are well hydrated. The amount
of water to drink depends on several factors, such as physical activity, weather, and health conditions.
Beverages to try:
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Life with inflammatory bowel disease can be full of challenges. People need every little bit of help they can get. This is why we've come up with diet and lifestyle tips that you can use to navigate some of the more common problems that people with IBD deal with on a daily basis and improve overall health.
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We believe in combining the current international standards of care along with complimentary therapy in treating the individual with IBD .Mainstream medicine, is not the only option people have when it comes to treating symptoms, relieving pain, and improving quality of life. But there are many complementary treatments you can use safely, right along with your medical treatment. Some people find that certain complementary methods are very useful to help control certain symptoms and improve the quality of their lives.